2018 Guidelines for Design and Construction of Residential Health, Care
The 2018 Residential Guidelines refines the 2014 text and—stemming from the needs of the residential long-term care marketplace—provides guidance for two additional facility types: long-term residential substance abuse treatment facilities and settings for individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. The revision committee made a concerted effort to base changes on evidence-based research, information from subject matter experts, and experience in the field across a broad spectrum of interrelated disciplines. The facility design requirements and recommendations presented in the Residential Guidelines have moved away from institutional models to foster development of facilities offering person-centered living environments that support a variety of care models and add to the quality of life for residents. The goal is to help care organizations and designers create homelike physical environments that support positive resident outcomes. Design standards are provided for nursing homes, hospice facilities, assisted living facilities, substance abuse treatment facilities, settings for individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities, independent living settings, adult day care facilities, wellness centers, and outpatient rehabilitation facilities.